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Designing With Light

Designing With Light - 5th edition

Designing With Light - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780073514154

ISBN10: 0073514152

Designing With Light by J. Michael Gillette - ISBN 9780073514154
Edition: 5TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2008
International: No
Designing With Light by J. Michael Gillette - ISBN 9780073514154

ISBN13: 9780073514154

ISBN10: 0073514152

Edition: 5TH 08


This comprehensive survey of the practical and aesthetic aspects of basic stage lighting design treats its subject as an art closely integrated with that of the director, actor, and playwright, and as a craft that provides practical solutions for the manipulation of stage space. An eight-page color section provides a discussion of the practical applications of color theory as well as an analysis of the color choices for the lighting design of an actual production. Numerous illustrations of technical tools, equipment, and exemplary play designs visualize designing with light for students

New Features

  • Photos and illustrations have been updated to reflect the latest trends in lighting design and equipment, especially in Chapters 4, 6, 10, and 12.
  • Thoroughly updated technical information includes IGBT and sine wave dimmer technology (Chapter 6), computer projection equipment and techniques (7), and LED-sourced lights (4).
  • There has been a general updating of material, technology, and procedures throughout, particularly in Chapters 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15 and 17.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Designing with Light

Design Characteristic of Light
Light and Perception
Controllable Qualities of Light
Functions of Stage Lighting
Psychological Effects of Light

2. Lighting Production Team: Organization and Responsibilities

Lighting Designer
Assistant Lighting Designer
Master Electrician
Production Design Team

3. Electrical Theory and Practice

Electricity--What Is It?
Electricity at Work

4. Lenses, Lamps, and Lighting Instruments

Lighting Instruments
Specialty Equipment

5. Cables and Connectors

Electrical Cable for Stage Use

6. Intensity Control

Control Consoles

7. Projections

Lensless Projectors
Lens Projectors
Projection Screens
Slide Preparation
Other Projectors
General Projection Techniques and Hints

8. Practicals and Effects

Lighting Fixtures
Gas Lamps
Fire Effects
Moon Effects
Star Effects
Explosions and Flashes
Water Effects

9. Color

Defining Color
Seeing Color
Color Mixing
The Practical Application of Colored Light in the Theatre

10. Advanced Technology Instruments

Moving Light Fixtures
Fog and Haze
Stage Scaffolding
Previsualization Software

11. The Design Process


12. The Image of Light

Script Analysis
Analysis of the Image of Light

13. The Lighting Key

Modeling with Light
Creating the Lighting Key

14. Using the Lighting Key to Draw the Light Plot

Acting and Lighting Areas
Using the Lighting Key to Draw the Light Plot
Designing Lighting Keys for Thrust and Arena Stages

15. Drafting for Lighting Design

Graphic Standards for Lighting Design
Drafting the Plot

16. Design Examples

Designing for Theatre Type
Designing for Theatrical Form

17. Rehearsal and Performance Procedures

Organizational Tools

18. An Introduction to Lighting for Film and Video


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